Charlie Boot Dress
The Story: A boot fit for any dress occasion
This fully lined Derby boot is made using baby calf, yearling, bovine or kangaroo leather. It is also able to be made on our dress shoe last, the Ladies Cambridge, for a more refined look, or the boot last, Charlie, for a look that can be dressed up or down.
Style: Ladies Derby boot
Upper: Choose between bovine, kangaroo, yearling and baby calf. Prices will vary depending on leather chosen and sole. Kangaroo leather has more texture and markings, the skin is strong, but it’s also very fine in thickness. The veg-tan roo also is a dry leather and thus high maintenance in that it needs regular conditioning to avoid it drying out. Yearling has similar body to bovine leather, but has a smoother grain and a more polished finish. It is also more readily dyed. Yearling and bovine are our preferred choices for regular wear. Baby calf leather is like the cashmere of leather and the choice for high gloss potential, formal occasions and infrequent wear. Bovine is a great choice for regular wear.
Sole: 3.5mm Italian oak tanned, hand waxed, Blake stitched or blake rapid (+$50) leather sole. Stacked leather heel, Vibram top piece.
Please note that all our footwear is made-to-order. Fitting stock is available at our shop in Melbourne. Lead times can be found in our footer below for leather goods and footwear.
Made on either our Ladies Cambridge dress shoe last with an almond-toe shape or our Charlie boot last with a more ridged toe (see pictured examples).
Please note that our Charlie boot last is only available in full sizes only from 6-10.
The Ladies Cambridge last is available in ful and half sized fittings from 6-11.